Our name comes from the hundreds of “little ships” that left from Ramsgate and other ports on the south coast of England in the last weeks of May 1940, to rescue over 300,000 British and Allied servicemen from the beaches of Dunkirk.
The restaurant has pictures, books and photographs of the evacuation, including a uniform worn by the owner’s grandfather, a medical officer, who was safely rescued from Dunkirk on 30th May 1940.
MOST OF OUR FOOD IS LOCALLY SOURCED FROM WITHIN 30 MILES OF THE RESTAURANT, AN AREA WHICH INCLUDES BOTH KENT AND THE PAS DE CALAIS!
WE ARE THE ONLY RESTAURANT IN THE UK TO OFFER FAMOUS NORTHERN FRENCH ARTISAN BEER AND CHEESES, SUCH AS THE WHITE BLANCHE DE WISSANT BEER AND THE UNIQUE DOME DE WISSANT, AND ALSO THE CAMEMBERT DU BOULONNAIS.
Burning charcoal has been a way of cooking for thousands of years and now is hotter than ever…
Our bespoke Harrison charcoal oven cooks our meat, fish and vegetables in moments, by searing the outside to a distinctively smoky and crispy texture whilst sealing in moisture, which thereby enhances the natural flavour of the food.